9-Day Danube & Black Sea River Cruise Tour

Rumania | Bulgaria | Serbia | croatia | Hungary

aboard Premium Ship MS Vivaldi

  • Aboard

    Premium Ship MS Vivaldi

  • Duration

    17 -25 September 2023

  • Ports of Call

    • TULCEA
    • RUSE
    • NOVI SAD
    • OSIJEK
    • MOHACS

From Romania to Hungary via Serbia, you’ll be surprised and delighted by this cruise that will take you to the heart of Eastern Europe. You will discover cities & towns with remarkable landscapes and elegant architecture!


  • A comprehensive cruise along the Danube, taking in its history, fascinating culture and sublime landscapes
  • Discover(1):
    • Bucharest, the surprising Romania capital
    • Authentic Bulgaria with Veliko Tarnovo and the charming town of Ruse
    • Rich cultural and architectural heritage in the Serbian towns of Belgrade and Novi Sad


Day 1 : OLTENITA (Romania)

5 am – Check in for our flight to Bucharest : Ryanair FR 0710-1020.

Upon Arrival you will be transferred to the centre of Bucharest to enjoy sometime at leisure – an enjoyable walkabout in the old town and a lunch stop. Known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards, glorious Belle Époque buildings and a reputation for the high life (which in the 1900s earned its nickname of “Little Paris”), Bucharest, Romania’s largest city and capital, is today a bustling metropolis. Towards 3 pm we will start our 1-hour drive to Oltenita. Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Oltenita. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Diner. Our ship will sail towards Tulcea through the night.

Day 2 : TULCEA (Romania)

We’ll spend the morning cruising towards Tulcea. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: The Danube Delta with its rich fauna and flora. DISCOVERY: The Danube Delta on a speed boat, a thrilling and original discovery. In the late afternoon, we’ll return on board and keep cruising towards Oltenita.

Day 3 : OLTENITA (Romania) – Bucarest

Full-day excursion in Bucharest, the Romanian capital. This city is an incredible mix of styles with its Orthodox churches, manor houses in Second Empire style, clumsy-looking Stalinist architecture of the Communist period and the Palace of the Parliament (exterior only). We’ll return on board in Ruse.

Day 4 : RUSE (Bulgaria)

Full-day excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi, including lunch at a restaurant. We’ll return on board in Ruse. Enjoy dinner and an evening of traditional folk entertainment on board.

Day 5 : RUSE

Tour of Ruse, a very attractive town thanks to the wide avenues, large squares and wonderful buildings which pay tribute to the national Renaissance architecture. The afternoon will be spent cruising.

Day 6 : The Iron Gates

The entire day will be spent cruising on the Danube. Our ship will pass through the Iron Gates, the gorge onthe Danube that forms part of the boundary between Serbia and Romania. It was called “The Cauldrons” by ancient sailors, since the water, held tightly between two steep cliffs, seemed to be boiling.

Day 7 : BELGRADE – NOVI SAD (Serbia)

Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Belgrade whose rich cultural heritage will surprise you. DISCOVERY: Discover Belgrade by bike. You’ll cycle along the history-filled streets with your guide who will explain the city’s recent past from World War II to current times. In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the multi-ethnic city ofNovi Sad, the industrial and financial center of the Serbian economy and a major cultural center, and theKrusedol Monastery. We’ll return on board in Novi Sad and keep cruising towards Osijek.

Day 8 : OSIJEK (Croatia) – MOHACS (Hungary)

Join us for the optional excursions proposed: CLASSIC: Guided tour of Osijek.

DISCOVERY: Discover Osijek by bike. The old part of the town, Tvr?a, was built at the beginning of the 18th  century and is a dream to cycle through. It is the best-preserved, largest ensemble of Baroque buildings in Croatia. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising towards Mohacs and through customs before sailing on to Budapest. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will cruise through the night.

Day 9 : BUDAPEST (Hungary)

9 am we depart and board our coach to enjoy a Highlights Tour of Budapest

Budapest is full of UNESCO-listed monuments, architectural wonders, and lively markets – See the Chain Bridge, St Stephen’s Basilica, and State Opera House Explore the Buda Castle complex, Heroes Square and the Central Market Hall – towards 4pm we make our way to the airport for our return flight to Malta – Ryanair FR 2277 – 1855-2110

Should you wish to extend your stay in Budapest by a few nights –this is possible on individual basis & is subject to flight/hotel availability  – Rates on request.

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